:Samara reflects on the duality of progress and sacrifice. What are we willing to give up in order to advance? Sometimes we regret accepting the cost of progress and try to recreate past experiences that have been lost forever.
Inspired by the loss of the artist's favourite tree, :Samara is an interactive illuminated tree sculpture created to give closure to a lost space.
:Samara invites us to reflect on the authenticity of using modern technology to recreate what we lose in our fast-changing environment. At the same time, it gives us the opportunity to acknowledge and let go of these losses.
About Max Pagel & Jonathan Hwang (Starlight Alchemy)
Computer scientist Max Pagel, who relocated from Germany to Singapore in 2012, enjoys exploring the latest advances in fabrication such as 3D printing and laser cutting.
Jonathan Hwang is a freelance illustrator, sculptor, writer and gallerist. He draws inspiration from nature and science, often fusing art and technology.
Pagel and Hwang belong to Starlight Alchemy, a local arts collective specialising in fire theatre, illuminated dance and interactive art installations.
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